'That's Disgusting' - Exclusive: Whelan outraged by Liverpool-only restart plan
Premier League plans for Liverpool to play their remaining home fixtures at neutral venues have been slammed as a disgrace.
That is according to former Premier League striker Noel Whelan when informed of a proposal discussed yesterday and set to be voted on at another shareholders’ meeting on June 4.
The Times claim it would see runaway league leaders Liverpool play all of their four remaining home games away from Anfield.
The authorities are said to be concerned that certain matches — such as those involving Liverpool and London derbies — might lead to supporters congregating outside stadiums in breach of social distancing guidelines.
“There’s no way that should happen,” Whelan told Football Insider. “It’s totally unfair on Liverpool.
“Are they saying Liverpool fans can’t control themselves or observe guidelines? That’s disgusting and a huge insult. Of course they can.
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“What happens if they win the title after just a couple of games? They still have to play the remainder at neutral venues and can’t play at Anfield again this season?
“I can understand why the odd key match – like a big derby – should be at a neutral venue, but to stop them playing at Anfield completely is nonsense.”
The potential for celebrations getting out of hand is the big fear for the authorities with Jurgen Klopp’s team on the brink of securing their first league title for 30 years.
The Merseyside giants are assured of the title if they win two of their remaining nine matches.